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Treasured British land on US shores

Two monuments sit on North Carolina's barrier islands in honour of the 67 lives lost at sea there during World War II. The land is actually British territory and was given as a tribute to the British sailors who died defending America's shores against German submarines.

In this First Person account, the director of the North Carolina Maritime Museums, Joseph Schwarzman, talks about the little plot of North Carolina soil that will be forever England.

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